Our popular nature clubs will introduce your child to many exciting nature topics. Park Naturalist Debra Reed will guide the children during hikes as they discover the diverse field, forest, and pond habitats at Echo Hill. Other hands-on activities include science experiments, field games, and take-home craft projects. The children will be able to observe the subtle changes from week to week as we progress through the season. Through our explorations, children will also hone their attention to detail as we observe the colors, shapes, textures, and sounds of the natural world.
This year we are offering Sessions A and B for ages 3 to 5 and Session C for kindergarten through third graders. This is a drop-off program and children must be self-sufficient in the bathroom.
Please be sure to dress your child for the outdoors so that the whole group will be able to enjoy our lessons fully. We strongly recommend old clothes and sneakers/boots that can get dirty. Nature Clubs meet rain or shine. In inclement weather, we shorten our outdoor adventures in order to spend more time inside.
IMPORTANT REGISTRATION INFORMATION:
For each child, a registration form must be completed and signed by a parent or guardian. Included on the form are the date of last tetanus shot, known allergies, and special care notes; please have this information ready. Each session is limited to ten children to ensure a quality experience for the participants. The Division of Parks and Recreation reserves the right to cancel any session due to low enrollment and give a full refund. Pre-registration is required.
Dates: Eight Tuesdays, September 10 to October 29
Location: Echo Hill
Cost: $90 for all 8 lessons
Time: 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Ages: 3 to 5 years
Time: 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Ages: 3 to 5 years
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Ages: kindergarten through 3rd graders